Foam and Paris Photo present a brand-new serie of Foam Talks, this time featured around the latest issue of Foam Magazine M/otherlands. The topic or guiding question will be the political power of images. How do they shape not only our understanding, but also our opinion of the world? Each of the episodes welcomes a guest speaker that will be in conversation with Elisa Medde, Editor in Chief of Foam Magazine.
Paris Photo will be running from the 10th until the 13th of November. The latest Foam Magazine called M/otherlands, the transnational issue can be found in the book section.
Tanja Ostojic is a Berlin-based performance and interdisciplinary artist, researcher and educator, internationally renowned as a pioneer of institutional critique from the gender perspective and for her work in the field of socially and politically engaged art and art in the public space. Since 1994, she presented her work in a large number of solo and group exhibitions and festivals globally, such as Venice Biennale, Brooklyn Museum in New York, Busan Biennale in South Korea, amongst others. Tanja received numerous prizes, grants and fellowships, while her artworks are included in relevant museum collective, have a high level of theoretical reference and have been analyzed and included in numerous books, journals and anthologies.
Elisa Medde edits, curates and writes about photography and visual culture. With a background in Art History, Iconology and Photographic Studies, her research reflects on the relationship between image, communication and power structures. She has been nominator for a number of prizes and chaired various juries. She loves collaborating with educational programs as lecturer and jury member, such as KABK, ECAL, Brera Academy, Fotofilmic and many more. Next to curating paper and physical spaces, she regularly writes for Foam Magazine and various publications such as C4 Journal, Something We Africans Got, Vogue Italia / L'Uomo Vogue, YET Magazine and many artists’ books. Elisa is Editor-in-Chief of Foam Magazine, Amsterdam, where she has based large part of her activities since 2012.
Concept: Elisa Medde and Amelie Schüle
Production: Nordin Janssen
Mastering & Mixing: Yper Audio